We were formed in 1991 at the request of the Town of Smithers Economic Development Committee. Contributions are placed in our endowment funds in perpetuity which means your gift is "a gift that keeps on giving."
The income is allocated annually by way of grants to non-profit organizations in our area which includes Topley, Houston, Granisle, Smithers, Hazelton and Kitwanga.
You and your families have likely been associated with most of these organizations.
What People Are Saying
"The grants we receive from the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation are such an enormous help in maintaining programming and keeping all of our collections up to date."
— Lorraine Doiron, Friends of the Smithers Public Library
"I am writing to express our gratitude for your assistance with the purchase of a pop up tent for the Smithers Art Gallery. We are thankful for your support in our community."
— Board of Directors, Smithers Art Gallery
"The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre appreciates the support of the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation in providing funding to support of "Stay and Play Community Playgroup for Smithers."
— Kerri Bassett Kluss, Executive Director, BV Child Development Centre
"Thank you so much for your recent grant. We sincerely appreciate donors like you who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs."
— Theresa Mohr, Director, Nick Memorial Therapeutic Equestrian Riders
"I would like to thank you greatly for your generous scholarship. The funds awarded will support me to further my education and continue wrestling at the University of Saskatchewan."
— Alexandra Schell, 2015 Scholarship Recipient
"I am writing to thank you for your generous financial support towards my higher education. I will be attending the College of New Caledonia in Prince George to begin my journey to become a paralegal."
— Lauren Smaha-Muir, 2015 Bursary Recipient